Great news for John Idzik and company.
According to Ian Rappaport from NFL.com, the salary cap for 2013 has been set, and it is up to $123 million. That is a raise from last year’s $120.6 million, and marks the same figure as 2009, the final capped year of the previous CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement).
There also is a per team minimum salary benefit of $900,000, setting total player compensation at $123.9M per team.
It’s rough for the Cowboys and Redskins, who are paying salary cap penalties, but for teams like the Jets, that are working hard to get under the salary cap by the time the new league year begins (March 12th), it gives them a bit more wiggle room.
As we all are too familiar with, wiggle room is of the utmost importance for our Jets, as they have a lot of starting positions to fill after their recent round of cuts to get under the salary cap.
Will it help them get a free agent? It might, or it might help them a bit in keeping their own guys as well.
However they use it, it will help.